BSc (Hons) Nursing / Registered Nurse (Learning Disability)

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Why choose this course? We are proud to be ranked number one in London for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University League Tables, 2020). Kingston and St George’s won three Nursing Times Awards in 2019. This course is for is for students that want to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities. It has a strong practical focus and will give you the knowledge and skills you need to become a registered learning disability nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The course is taught in partnership with St George's, University of London, so you'll get combined expertise, facilities and interpersonal learning. You'll gain hands-on experience in our award-winning simulation suite and develop your skills and confidence in caring for people by working with the famous Baked Bean Theatre Company. You will have access to a wide range of placements, including some internationally if you wish. You'll also have the opportunity to be a part of the wider Learning Disability Nursing UK and Eire network and can attend the Positive Choices Learning Disability Conference. This course is designed for a small and enthusiastic cohort of students, where you'll benefit from individual learning and support. You will be taught by our dynamic teaching team which includes leading researchers and experts in Learning Disability nursing from practice and the Department of Health. Our students are highly sought after and receive multiple job offers before their course is complete. Graduates have gained employment in areas such as:

  • Specialist nursing (eg. epilepsy)
  • Nurse therapists
  • Community learning disability nurses
  • Senior managers and leaders of the profession
  • Clinical liaison and consultant nurses.

Course details


Examples of modules: Year 1

  • Science for Nursing
  • Nursing in Context
  • Foundations of Learning Disability Nursing
  • Nursing Practice Part 1
Year 2
  • Person-centred Care
  • Learning Disability: Identifying and Meeting Health Needs
  • Learning Disability: Promoting Improved Health Outcomes
  • Nursing Practice Part 2
Year 3
  • Transition to Professional Practice in Learning Disability Nursing
  • Complexities of Learning Disability Nursing
  • Developing Evidence-based Practice
- Nursing Practice Part 3

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB763
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits M: 18 credits P: 6 credits Applicants need to have GCSE English and maths at grade C or Grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSE grading or Level 2 functional skills in maths and English
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants need to have 5 GCSE's at grade C or Grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSE grading including English and maths or Level 2 functional skills in maths and English. GCSE Science is also preferred.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Own Test (Literacy and Numeracy). Candidates invited to the interview and selection day will be required to sit a numeracy and literacy test.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change. For Foundation year, EU and International fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding course additional cpurse costs
BSc (Hons) Nursing / Registered Nurse (Learning Disability) at Kingston University - UCAS